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Apr 21, 2019 Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his famous short horror stories; however, horror is not the only genre in which he wrote. How To Write a Blackwood Article and its companion piece A Predicament are satirical works exploring the pieces of the formula generally seen in short horror stories ("articles") found in the Scottish periodical "Blackwood's Magazine" and the successful misapplication of said formula by - horrors! - a woman author! - respectively. Read by Catharine...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, horror, satire
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Apr 16, 2019 Frank Froest
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LibriVox recording of The Grell Mystery. Reading by Christine Blachford. Mr Robert Grell, millionaire and socialite, is found murdered in his study on a stormy evening. It's up to Heldon Foyle, the detective, to unravel the mystery. (Summary by Christine Blachford) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B (213MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Mar 18, 2019 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 032 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Topics: short stories, science fiction, beck, westlake, constant, edmondson, arthur, simak, miller, kallis,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Mar 7, 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pirates, Stevenson, treasure, children's literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 18, 2019 Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers , as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the...
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Topics: monte cristo, dumas, librivox, audiobook, adventure, romance
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Feb 14, 2019 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree with children. This is the story of her time at Miss Minchin's. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, boarding school
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Dec 20, 2018 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Elizabeth Klett, and performed by a full cast. A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further...
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Topics: librivox, audio, christmas, dickens, carol
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Dec 13, 2018 Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ) is a Victorian morality tale of an old and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of one evening. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by Glen Hallstrom. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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Topics: librivox, fiction, christmas, charles dickens, scrooge, tiny tim, cratchett, ghosts
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Dec 9, 2018 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum. Read by Kristin LeMoine. This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus’s life. Orphaned at an infant he is found by the nymph Necile, who convinces the great Ak to allow her to raise Claus for her own. As he grows older he meets his fellow humans, and sees the neglect of children. This sets him on the...
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, audio book, santa claus, santa, baum
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Nov 20, 2018 J. M. Barrie
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Librivox recording of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. Read by Librivox volunteers. Peter Pan is the well-loved story of three children and their adventures in Neverland with the boy who refuses to grow up. Swashbuckling, fairy dust, and flight; mermaid lagoons, ticking crocodiles, and Princess Tiger Lily; second to the right and then straight on till morning. You know the story... and if you don't, please start listening immediately! (summary by Meredith Hughes) For further information, including...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, Peter Pan, James Matthew Barrie, children, fantasy, Neverland, Tinkerbell,...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Jun 8, 2018 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, wilde
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Jun 5, 2018 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of "The Arabian Nights Entertainments, Volume 01", by Anonymous, translated by Dr. Jonathan Scott. The main frame story concerns a king and his new bride. The king, Shahryar, upon discovering his ex-wife's infidelity executes her and then declares all women to be unfaithful. He begins to marry a succession of virgins only to execute each one the next morning. Scheherazade agrees to marry him and each night, beginning on the night of their marriage, she tells the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, English, Arabian, myths, Alladin, Ali Baba, Sinbad, 1001
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Apr 20, 2018 Margaret Sidney
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Librivox , public domain recording of Margaret Sidney's Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . Read by rachelellen. The Five Little Peppers series was created by Margaret Sidney covering the life of five children with the surname Pepper. The Pepper children were very poor, and their widowed mother was left to raise them by herself. In order of age (descending), the children's names were Ben (Ebaniezer), Polly (Mary), Joel, Davie, and Phronsie. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew is the first...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 11, 2018 Victor Rousseau.Captain S.P. Meek, Ray Cummins, M'L. Staley, Murray Leinster, Anthonu Pelcher
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 01, January 1930 In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobooks, science fiction, sci-fi, magazine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 8, 2018 John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist. Although condemned by some for anti-Semitic dialog in The...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery, spies
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 8, 2018 Wadsworth Camp
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LibriVox recording of The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp. Many murders are occurring in a secret room. Who will unravel its mystery? (summary by Nadine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Wadsworth Camp, Camp, Carlos Paredes, Bobby Blackburn, Katherine Perrine, the...
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Feb 8, 2018 Christopher Morley
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Librivox recording of The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop , a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is "haunted by the ghosts of all great literature." Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, mystery, Brooklyn, books, literature, intrigue
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Feb 8, 2018 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Prince, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Susan Umpleby. The Lost Prince is about Marco Loristan, his father, and his friend, a street urchin named The Rat. Marco's father, Stefan, is a Samavian patriot working to overthrow the cruel dictatorship in the kingdom of Samavia. Marco and his father, Stefan, come to London where Marco strikes up a friendship with a crippled street urchin known as The Rat. Marco’s father, realizing that two boys are less likely to be...
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Topics: audiobook, librivox, prince, adventure, king
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Nov 3, 2017 Washington Irving
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Librivox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has...
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Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/41
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Sep 29, 2017 Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by David Barnes The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886. London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protege of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. Jekyll's 'full statement of the case',...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, stevenson, jekyll, hyde
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Jul 31, 2017 Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
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LibriVox recording of Grimm's Fairy Tales (version 2), by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Read by Bob Neufeld. Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Märchen). ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction, short stories, Grimm, Grimms' Fairy Tales
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Jun 12, 2017 James Baldwin
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Librivox recording of Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin. Read by Laura Caldwell. Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin is a collection of short stories that give a snapshot into the life of a legendary hero or an event in history. Hear how Alexander the Great tamed Bucephalus, the kindness of Doctor Goldsmith, William Tell, George Washington and his hatchet, King Alfred as well as many other interesting tales. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) For more free audiobooks, or to become...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, historical fiction, short stories
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May 6, 2017 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, horror, poe, creepy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Mar 7, 2017 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Terror and Mystery, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories in "Tales of Terror and Mystery", a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror. In others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to a horrific conclusion. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, mystery, horror, doyle, stories
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Feb 17, 2017 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Anna Simon. Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, thriller, comedy, Bennett
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 14, 2017 George Manville Fenn
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LibriVox recording of The Dark House by George Manville Fenn. Read by Lucy Burgoyne. An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really...
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Topics: fiction, fenn, mystery, crime, audiobooks, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Jan 21, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 22 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Topics: science fiction, short stories, hensley, coblentz, fyfe, reynolds, goble, max, peterson, cummings,...
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Jan 21, 2017 H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (Summary adapted from...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, horror, lovecraft, cthulhu mythos
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Jan 17, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 038 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Jan 10, 2017 E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Magic World , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding. Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, short stories, animals, magic
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Jan 5, 2017 H.G. Wells
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LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man . The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...
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Dec 27, 2016 H.G. Wells
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Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, science fiction, aliens
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Dec 21, 2016 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Eric Leach Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fantasy, adventure, carroll, fiction
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Dec 13, 2016 Joseph Conrad
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Librivox recording of Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Stewart Wills. A classic of early literary modernism, Lord Jim tells the story of a young "simple and sensitive character" who loses his honor in a display of cowardice at sea -- and of his expiation of that sin against his own "shadowy ideal of conduct" on the remote island of Patusan. The novel, written by Conrad for magazine serialization during an intense and chaotic ten months in 1899 and 1900, has, in the words...
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Dec 2, 2016 Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. Read by David Barnes The American Minister and his family have bought the English stately home Canterville Chase, complete with the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville - blood-stains, clanking chains and all. But these modern Americans will have no truck with ghostly goings-on, and set out to beat the spectre at his own game. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, wilde, ghost, canterville
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Nov 30, 2016 Homer
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LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, by Homer. Read by StephenC. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium, by a coalition of Greek States, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the...
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Oct 29, 2016 Homer
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Librivox recording of The Odyssey , by Homer (transl. Samuel Butler). The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad ), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad , and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after...
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Topics: LibriVox, literature, audiobook, homer, classics, adventure, poetry
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Sep 2, 2016 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor...
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Aug 26, 2016 Kenneth Grahame
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LibriVox recording of The Reluctant Dragon, by Kenneth Grahame. Read by Mark F. Smith. What would you do if you discovered a dragon living in a cave on a hill above your home? Make friends, read poetry together? It turns out that not all dragons are intent on pillaging the countryside. Some might actually enjoy peace, quiet, and the occasional banquet. The Boy of this story knows how to handle dragons, and life is good… until a knight in shining armor arrives in town to exterminate his...
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Aug 24, 2016 Alan Edward Nourse
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 008. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. This volume of the LibriVox Science-Fiction Collection is devoted to Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992). Nourse became a science fiction writer to help pay for his medical education, but eventually retired from practicing medicine to pursue his writing career. This reader-selected collection presents ten of his short stories which were published between 1954 and 1963. Extensive research by Project Gutenberg...
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Aug 21, 2016 H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells. Read by Mark F. Smith. Surely the Time Traveler threw great dinner parties! His guests were treated to a once-in-forever trial of a miniature time machine - an exquisite miniature that acted so flawlessly as to appear to be stage magic. That his guests did not believe the explanation - the machine vanished into the mists of the future - was patent. Still, a couple of the more thoughtful had reservations about branding the demonstration an...
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Aug 17, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 19. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Jul 21, 2016 Franz Kafka
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Librivox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, translated by Ian Johnston. Read by David Barnes The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a giant "monstrous vermin". (Summary from Wikipedia). For...
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Jun 26, 2016 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Read by David Goldfarb and a full cast. Sequel to Alice in Wonderland , this volume sees Alice travel through a mirror to a dream-world where she meets chess pieces and other curious characters. (Summary by David Goldfarb) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Jun 20, 2016 Edmund Clerihew Bentley
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Librivox recording of Trent's Last Case , by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Trent's Last Case (US title The Woman in Black ) is actually the first novel in which gentleman sleuth Philip Trent appears. The novel is a whodunit whose unique place in the history of detective fiction is because it is at the same time the first major send-up of that very genre: Not only does Trent fall in love with one of the primary suspects — usually considered a no-no — he also, after painstakingly collecting all...
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Jun 19, 2016 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Read by David Goldfarb and a full cast. This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different...
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May 14, 2016 Donald McGibney
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LibriVox recording of 32 Caliber, by Donald McGibney. Read by Dawn Larsen A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! (Summary by Brenda Price) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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May 7, 2016 Ernest William Hornung
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LibriVox recording of Dead Men Tell No Tales by Ernest William Hornung Ernest William Hornung (June 7, 1866 – March 22, 1921) was an English author. Hornung was the third son of John Peter Hornung, a Hungarian, and was born in Middlesbrough. He was educated at Uppingham during some of the later years of its great headmaster, Edward Thring. He spent most of his life in England and France, but in 1884 left for Australia and stayed for two years where he working as a tutor at Mossgiel station....
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Apr 25, 2016 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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Feb 24, 2016 A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Once on a Time, by A. A. Milne. This version of the book is done as a Dramatic Reading with various people speaking each characters part. When the King of Barodia receives a pair of seven-league boots as a birthday present, his habit of flying over the King of Euralia's castle during breakfast provokes a series of incidents which escalate into war. While the King of Euralia is away, his daughter Hyacinth tries to rule in his stead and counter the machiavellian ambitions of...
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Jan 26, 2016 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the "literary nonsense" genre, and...
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Jan 20, 2016 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Chris Goringe For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (4MB)
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Source: LibriVox recording of Gutenberg e-text 14082
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Dec 26, 2015 Leo Tolstoy (transl. Aylmer and Louise Maude)
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Librivox public domain recording of War and Peace, Book 01 , by Leo Tolstoy. War and Peace (Russian: Война и мир, Voyna i mir; in original orthography: Война и миръ, Voyna i mir") is an epic novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russki Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest...
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Dec 13, 2015 A. A. Milne
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Librivox recording of The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne. Read by Kristin Hughes Antony Gillingham arrives at the Red House moments after a gunshot is heard. The room is locked, the murderer has disappeared and, in Antony's opinion, the police are going about it the wrong way. Antony, who was looking for a new profession anyway, decides to solve the murder himself, with a little help from his friend Bill. (Summary by Kristin Hughes) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Dec 5, 2015 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of "Three Ghost Stories", by Charles Dickens, read by Marian Brown and Muhammad Mussnoon. As a gifted writer with a strong interest in supernatural phenomena, Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here, of which The Signal Man is one of the best known. Though quite different from his most celebrated realistic and humorous critical novels, these ghost stories, Gothic and grotesque as they are, are of good...
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Nov 6, 2015 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Part 01 and 02)Read by Martin Geeson The extraordinary child-adult Prince Myshkin, confined for several years in a Swiss sanatorium suffering from severe epilepsy, returns to Russia to claim his inheritance and to find a place in healthy human society. The teeming St Petersburg community he enters is far from receptive to an innocent like himself, despite some early successes and relentless pursuit by grotesque fortune-hunters. His naive...
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Oct 23, 2015 Anna Sewell
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LibriVox recording of Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Recording by Cori Samuel. Black Beauty is a fictional autobiographical memoir told by a horse, who recounts many tales, both of cruelty and kindness. The title page of the first edition states that it was "Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell." It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she was confined to her house as an invalid. After its publication in 1877, Sewell lived just long enough to see her...
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Sep 28, 2015 Leblanc, Maurice
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A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more...
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Sep 7, 2015 L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Aug 18, 2015 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The White Company, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable...
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Jun 27, 2015 Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to...
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Jun 24, 2015 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of King Arthur And The Round Table by Andrew Lang. Read in English by David Wales The tales of King Arthur and his Knights are of Celtic origin. The Celts were the people who occupied Britain at the time when the history of the country opens… It is believed that King Arthur lived in the sixth century, just after the Romans withdrew from Britain… the stories came to be handed down from father to son, in Brittany (whose people are of the same family as the Welsh)...
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Jun 6, 2015 Mary W. Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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May 15, 2015 Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard. Read by Mark Nelson The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard's suicide although not the last to be written. The novel was first published in serial form in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1935 through 1936. (Summary from Wikipedia) For...
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May 14, 2015 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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May 12, 2015 Alfred J. Church
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Librivox recording of The Iliad for Boys and Girls by Alfred J. Church. Read by Lizzie Driver. Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a style so that younger readers may follow the story. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad, centred around the events of the siege of Troy during the final year. (Summary by Lizzie Driver) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer...
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Apr 18, 2015 Carlo Collodi
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Translated by Carol Della Chiesa. Read by Mark F. Smith. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of...
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Mar 4, 2015 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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Feb 12, 2015 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 34 different recordings of Jabberwocky , by Lewis Carroll. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 21st, 2007. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/jabberwocky-by-lewis-carroll/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (26MB)
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Jan 11, 2015 Jules Verne
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Librivox recording of Around the World in Eighty Days , by Jules Verne. Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours ) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly-employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. (Summary from Wikipedia) Read by TBOL3. For further information,...
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Nov 22, 2014 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Kara Shallenberg The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor... (Summary by...
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Nov 22, 2014 Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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Nov 12, 2014 Eleanor M. Ingram
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LibriVox recording of The Thing from the Lake, by Eleanor M. Ingram. Read by Roger Melin. To get away from city life periodically, New Yorker Roger Locke purchases an abandoned farm house in rural Connecticut, and with the assistance of his cousin Phillida and her beau Ethan Vere, he sets about fixing up the place. Immediately however, an unseen mysterious woman begins giving him warnings during nocturnal visits to leave the house at once. Soon he begins hearing strange ominous sounds emanating...
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Oct 31, 2014 Montague Rhodes James
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Librivox public domain recording of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle,...
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Oct 17, 2014
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 004. Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science or technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories, originally published between 1931 and 1962, that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input....
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